Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous peoples in North America. The fellowship includes significant opportunities for scholarly research and professional development and entails teaching one course per term originating in the American Studies Department. Ph.D. must be received before July, 2021, and preferably since 2017. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.

Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly and has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. must be received before July 2021, and preferably since 2017.

Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (maximum 30 pages), (4) statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) teaching statement, (6) course syllabi, and (7) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications and recommendations received by November 2, 2020 will receive full consideration.

All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received no later than November 2, 2020, to be considered, so it is requisite for candidates to submit the application early enough to provide their recommenders with time to submit their letters by November 2.

Please contact Administrative Assistant Laura Borhman ( if you have technical questions about the application process.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,